The study of additional languages in the MYP provides you with the opportunity to develop insights into the features, processes and craft of language and the concept of culture, and to realize that there are diverse ways of living, viewing and behaving in the world. At ABA we offer courses in Arabic, French and Spanish.
Language Acquisition is taught in phases so that the complexity and range of language profiles that students bring to their MYP classroom is acknowledged and fostered. Students may have had 3 to 5 years of instruction in a language in grade 9 or may have no prior knowledge or experience of the language to be studied.
MYP students continuing to IB DP will have developed an inquiring and reflective approach to language learning and multi-literacy skills that they will be able to apply and extend in their DP language courses.
MYP Language Acquisition Assessment Criteria
Comprehending spoken and visual text
Comprehending written and visual text
Your course option is linked to your previous language of study in MYP Year 3.
MYP Arabic B
Arabic is spoken in more than 18 countries in Africa and the Middle East. Arabic is one of the most beautiful languages in the world with a rich and diverse history and culture. Students learn Arabic through all four modes of communication: speaking, listening, reading and writing, using the MYP framework.
MYP French B
French, by virtue of its traditional status as the language of European and international diplomacy, is an ideal course for you. Because of the strong historic French connection to the English language and vocabulary, students of French often perform better and earn higher scores on standardized college entrance exams written in English. You will have the opportunity to master the grammatical foundations of the language, increase your oral and writing skills, and encourage your exploration into the cultures for which the French tongue is the primary means of expression.
MYP Spanish B
Spanish is spoken by over 350 million native speakers around the world is becoming more important as the developing economies of Latin America gain strength and prominence. The general purpose of this course in Spanish is to provide you with the opportunity to practice the grammatical foundations of the language, increase your oral and writing skills, and encourage exploration into the cultures for which the Spanish tongue is the primary means of expression.
What to expect in an MYP Language Acquisition ePortfolio?
Each submitted ePortfolio will have four assessed tasks:
- Task 1: Aural comprehension
- Task 2: Written comprehension
- Task 3: Interactive oral
- Task 4: Writing
Student achievement in MYP Language Acquisition is assessed as an ePortfolio at the end of MYP5